Thursday, November 29, 2012

Art, Art, Art!!!

Most kids love Art! I know as a mom I love art! It is fun to get messy and creative all at the same time. But there is more to "Art" then just that. there is history behind art, the science behind it and even some great stories of how some art has come to be very famous today. has all the fun stuff and the history, science and great stories all wrapped up in to one. It is an all in one art curriculum.  Best of all after you learn all the educational stuff about the art, they give you assignments on how to try to create your own version of what you just learned.

There are some great art games on the computer, too. Art can more fun then you can ever imagine. Even if you are not a perfect artist. I myself am not very good at art, but with some great curriculum and fun and games my kids have become great artist.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Trouble With Letters or Numbers?

Do you have a child who seems to have trouble with reading? Or maybe a child who has trouble with math? I ask cause that trouble might have a reason. Not just that that the child does not like the subject. but the child might not be seeing things right. Dyslexia comes in all kinds of forms. Some kids have issues with all letters and numbers. Some kids only have issues with letters OR numbers. It all depends on the child. Reading comprehension seems to be the largest challenge for kids.These kids will grow up to be adults some day and have to deal with the real world. The goal as a parent (homeschool parent) is to make sure that same child who has issues with letters or numbers that they are able to get past that problem. To make life easier for them as they grow to be adults. There are many different ways out there.  But as a homeschool parent homeschool dyslexia child can be even more challenging because you know what your own child's strengths and weaknesses are more then any other person.  I give HIGH credit to any mom or dad who is willing to take on the challange of homeschooling a child w/ dyslexia. Yes, it is a challenge but it is also one of the most rewarding thing you will ever do. Seeing your child bloom.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Re-Evaluating at the end of the first Semester?

With people going into the end of the year, they are re-evaluting their kids schooling Do they want them to stay in public school, private school or even start homeschooling. Some will make list of Pro's and Con's of homeschooling.

When you read through homeschooling sites and blogs you will see how most homeschoolers are very passionate and convicted to homechool.  I have don't think I have met any homeschooler who is not convicted to homeschool.  Each Homeschooler has a reason for homeschooling. Some homeschool for for religious reasons, some for issue they where having in public school, or even they can't afford the private school anymore,.  No matter what reason you choose homeschool, I recommend you make a pro's and con's list to help you see the good and the bad. As much as I love homeschooling there are always bad parts to homeschooling. Specially when you get as the parent get stuck on a math problem and can't even help your child get past it. :^) But that is okay, there are all kinds of places and people out there to help with those things that you as a parent might have trouble with.  There is no right way or wrong on how to homeschooling.  It is what works for your family.

So if you are one of those who are looking at the end of the first semester and a change be sure to make your pro's and con's list and see what works for your family.  Oh and don't forget to include your child in this choice. (Don't let them choose friends over what is best for their education, though.)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Surprise of my day!

My son totally surprised me the other day.  I know to most this would not suprise them for us it was a shock. I think he even surprised himself.

See his dad sends a bible verse to my phone via text every so often and well this time I was driving and I don't text (or read text while driving) so I handed the phone to Biggun to see what his dad had sent. It was a bible verse. He read it clear as can be w/ no stumbling nothing. Just read it straight out.

He looked at me, I looked at him (red light) and we both realized what he had done. I told him see you can read when you want to.  He responded that it has helped when I have been playing those spelling games  and vocabulary games online.  I think those have helped too.

WOW another shock. My son actually telling me something he is doing for school is helping him. I did not know what to say other then, I love you and I have always known you could read clearly if you set your mind to it.